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An applied professional reference for exercise scientists, health promotion specialists, and public health professionals; also an excellent resource for recreation and community centers, physical education curricula, or any program that interacts with children.
Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, is a professor and director of the Intervention and Policy Division in the department of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ward has more than 30 years' experience in the development and evaluation of physical activity programs for children and adolescents. She has received 10 years of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for intervention research and is a member of the NIH Study Section on Community Influences on Health Behavior, a Health of the Public Integrated Review Group.
Dr. Ward has received several awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 from the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, and she is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Association for Nutrition Science, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), and the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine. In her leisure time she enjoys hiking, playing golf and tennis, reading, and gardening.
Ruth P. Saunders, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of health promotion, education, and behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Dr. Saunders has worked with physical activity interventions for children and adolescents for more than 10 years and has taught health behavior theory and health promotion program planning and evaluation for 20 years. She has also worked with schools and school districts on health and wellness issues for 18 years.
Dr. Saunders was on the team that developed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for promoting physical activity in school and community settings and has been an active member of a successful research team in obtaining funding and publishing in the area of child and adolescent physical activity and interventions. She has also been an effective collaborator with community organizations and agencies, including schools.
Dr. Saunders has won teaching and research awards and is a member of the American School Health Association, AAHPERD, the Society for Public Health Education, and the American College of Sports Medicine. She enjoys jogging, cycling, gardening, and baking in her spare time.
Russell R. Pate, PhD, is a professor in the department of exercise science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Dr. Pate has 30 years of experience in researching the issues involved in physical activity interventions. In that time he has received 15 years of NIH funding for research in physical activity interventions. He has also served on the IOM panel for Preventing Childhood Obesity as well as the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Committee. In addition, Dr. Pate has served as president of the American College of Sports medicine and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity. Dr Pate is a lifelong distance runner. He enjoys traveling and reading.
"This book is an important primer for those interested in helping
children and adolescents become more active…. I heartily recommend this
The Prevention Researcher